PocketKnife Peek


PocketKnife Peek

Screen your e-mail messages as plain text before opening them in Outlook to averting threats.


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License: Free (Private/Educational use)
Website: PocketKnife Peek
Review & Alternatives: Best Free Outlook Add-ins

Pros & Cons:

Screen incoming messages without opening them in Outlook, converts HTML messages to plain text, etc.
Multi-user licenses are available for businesses only.

Our Review:

HTML emails are always a potential security issue because they can contain hidden code for viruses, trojans, and other nasties. My personal policy is to delete any emails from unknown sources.

However, if you want to safely examine an HTML email, PocketKnife Peek will give you a preview in plain text. It is a COM add-in that that works in tandem with Outlook 2000 through Outlook 2013 (32-bit versions only).

The product is compatible with any version of Windows capable of running the corresponding version of Outlook. It is free for personal use only and a license is required for business and institutional users.

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